Data Scientist, Product Analytics - Instagram Ecosystems

Remote, Contiguous US

The Mission of the Instagram Ecosystems team is to make sure that Instagram thinks holistically about the user experience and that the company optimizes for the long term success of the app. While Data Scientists across Instagram are focused on making sure that the products they support are successful, there are important questions that fall out of the scope of a single product group or that simply fall through the cracks. These are the questions that the Ecosystems team is tasked with answering. The projects this team tackles are extremely horizontal, cross functional, and of strategic nature. If you enjoy working on ambiguous, 0 to 1 projects, you’ll enjoy working on this team.


  • Develop a framework to establish budgets across product groups so that they make optimal tradeoffs.
  • Set north star metric goals for the Instagram app.
  • Present results and recommendations to Instagram leadership.
  • Ability to communicate the results of analyses with product and leadership teams to influence the strategy of the product.
  • Define problems and opportunities in a complex or ambiguous area.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS, PhD or advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, Physics, Economics, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 plus years of experience working in the analytics field.
  • Experience working independently and as a member of a cross functional team.
  • Communications experience and experience explaining technical concepts and analysis implications to varied audiences and translate business objectives into actionable analysis.
  • Experience in querying and manipulating raw datasets for analysis.
  • Experience in SQL or other programming languages.
  • Understanding of statistics (hypothesis testing, regressions, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Hive, R, and Python preferred.
  • Causal inference experience preferred.

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

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